J.J. Redick sits down with retired soccer superstar Thierry Henry to discuss NBA fandom in Europe (5:01), the differences between basketball and soccer (9:51), and the importance of intelligence for athletes (15:22). Then, they discuss the improvements that youth sports programs can make (30:34), dealing with the burdens of being a goal scorer (34:41), and the value of everything that leads up to a goal (39:01).
Thierry Henry on Basketball vs. Soccer
The retired superstar also touches on NBA fandom in Europe and how to improve youth sports programs
"Balloongate" offers a useful hook to evaluate the relationship between the U.S. and China during a period of extraordinarily high tensions
Regardless of how or whether Manchester City is punished, the biggest question is how European soccer plans to contend with a growing sector of oligarch playthings and sportswashing superpowers
The guys also wrap up Italy and France and look forward to another hell of a weekend of action